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Kevin Walters

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  1. MSU is seeking a Crew Leader and 3-4 Crew Members for the 6th season of Michigan's Mobile Boat Wash program this summer. The selected candidates will gain lots of experience with public outreach and education as we work to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species statewide. They'll also make connections with natural resources professionals from local, state, and federal agencies. The Crew Leader position would be ideal for a graduating senior, or a graduate student in need of summer funding. The Crew Leader could potentially start right away on a part-time basis, transitioning to full-time during the summer. The Crew Member positions are summer only. Application deadline is February 15.
  2. This is a "hold the date" announcement for the 2018 AIS Landing Blitz. This year's event period will be from June 30, 1018 through July 8, 2018, encompassing both weekends surrounding the July 4th holiday to give hosts as much flexibility and as many options as possible when selecting specific local event dates. As with past years, the 2018 AIS Landing Blitz will coincide with Michigan's AIS Awareness Week. Stay tuned for more information about the event and registration details. Feel free to contact me with any questions!
  3. Michigan's 4th Annual Landing Blitz, a collaborative outreach event for boaters/anglers, will be held this year from July 1-9, 2017. To register as a host or learn more, please visit here.
  4. MI DEQ, Michigan State University and the US Forest Service are pleased to continue our partnership project that delivers AIS outreach messaging to boaters and anglers through on-site visit from one of our two mobile boat washes and crews. If you're interested in having a boat wash and crew visit a lake or event in your CISMA service area, please see the attached flyer for more details. Boat wash flyer 2017.pdf
  5. Spotted ladysthumb (Polygonum persicaria)? http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=POPE3
  6. Michigan State University Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife is hiring up to four summer boater education and outreach folks to work alongside partners from MI Dept. of Environmental Quality and the Huron Manistee National Forest in a program that teaches boaters and anglers how to reduce risk by properly inspecting and cleaning their equipment. The application deadline is February 26, 2016. See attached PDF for full position announcement, details and to apply: 2016 Summer Positions Boat Wash.pdf
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